Flexible and free-standing SiOx/CNT compositefilms for high capacityand durable lithium ion batteries
Flexible and free-standing electrode materials are prerequisite and key components for next-generation flexible energy storage and conversion devices. However, it is still a chanllenge to fabricate these materials from a continuous, straightforward, and facile method. Herein, we report a flexible composite film with silicon oxides decorated on few-walled carbon nanotubes, which can be continuously fabricated and directly drawn from the hot zone of the reactor. The composite film can be readily used for electrochemical lithium ion storage with high and reversible specific capacity, good rate capability, and excellent cycling performance. These exceptional characteristics make it very promising for flexible energy storage and other emerging applications.